Tag: university fundraising

Education Fundraising Podcast | LSU Foundation’s Daniel Bozard

Higher Ed Metrics, Accountability and Culture Building with LSU Foundation’s Daniel Bozard

On this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Daniel Bozard, LSU Foundation Vice President of Development joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to talk metrics, accountability and culture building.

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Orlando isn’t the Only Magical Place in Florida

Say “magic” and “Florida” in the same sentence and people think you are talking about Orlando.

However, there is something magical about Pensacola, particularly the University of West Florida’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

Launched in 2011, the campaign set a stretch goal of $42 million for the quiet phase.

Alabama Higher Education Clients Recognized

Alexander Haas fundraising experts congratulate our current and alumni clients’ fundraising success as reported in the Birmingham Business Journal (Jan. 27 2016). Current Higher Education Fundraising Clients: Auburn University, Spring Hill College; Alumni Clients -Judson College, University of Alabama-Birmingham. Access the Full Article Here

Changing and Challenging Trends in Higher Education — The 4 D’s

The opening panel at the CASE District III conference featured distinguished college and university presidents who talked about the changing and challenging trends in higher education – or, the four D’s. Fortunately these weren’t final grades, but the latest trends in higher education:  Demographics, Disruption, Disintermediation, and Dollars. Joe DiPietro, President of the University of Tennessee,… Read more »

Utilizing Your Gift Officers To Their Highest Capacity

  In conversation with development professionals and from the many development assessments my colleagues and I at Alexander Haas have done, I am constantly reminded that no office has sufficient field officers to secure major, planned and leadership annual gifts.    It’s just a fact of life.    That only serves to amplify our need… Read more »

Don’t Say No To The Dough: Gift Lessons

Last month The Washington Post reported that 50 leading Roman Catholics in higher education signed a letter protesting a $1-million gift that will enable the Catholic University of America’s School of Business and Economics to hire four visiting scholars to do research on “principled entrepreneurship.” They argued that the gift sends “a confusing message” because… Read more »

Challenges in Strengthening Development Programs

Recently we were asked for our thoughts on the many challenges in strengthening development programs that are faced by presidents of emerging public universities. This is an especially critical issue for these leaders as they deal with declining state and federal support and restraints on tuition increases. Given this scenario, increasing the role of philanthropy… Read more »

That’s the Way the Pigskin Bounces: Football Season Fundraising

Many of the organizations we work with are colleges and universities, and many of these play intercollegiate football at some level.  Several of our current clients are prominent NCAA FBS schools. In fact, 5 of the AP top 10 are current or former clients of Alexander Haas. So what, you ask.  I thought this was… Read more »

Finding the Purpose of Leadership Programs

by Nancy E. Peterman, Partner One common element of many recent university campaigns is the establishment of a leadership program. A popular brand as a program or institute, a leadership center has come to represent a collection of experiences that are designed to develop desirable characteristics needed for graduates to make a difference in society.… Read more »